True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten Gets an Extreme Makeover for His New ‘Vikings’ Role

September 15, 2013

Kwanten Will Play the Role of a Christian Monk in Northmen – A Viking Saga:

Credit: John P. Johnson/HBO Ryan Kwanten “Jason Stackhouse”

Recently we announced that Ryan Kwanten (who plays Jason Stackhouse in HBO’s True Blood) will join the cast of Northman – A Viking Saga. There was no news, at the time, of which role he would be playing in this latest movie of his, yet many people were wondering if he would in fact be a Viking. Well, since he arrived at the TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) premieres for his latest movies, The Right Kind of Wrong and Mystery Road, sporting a shaved head, there are now reports that he will be playing the part of a Christian monk! There is no official confirmation on this though, with IMDb.com still not listing the name of his character in the Viking movie.

And with True Blood finishing up with Season 7 in 2014, Ryan told the Toronto Sun, during the Toronto International Film Festival, that he is very lucky to be employed in a career where 99% of actors are unemployed or struggling. He also had this to say about being an actor:

In terms of being an artist and being able to express myself physically and emotionally, I think it’s such a real liberation. In a weird way actors are these eternal kids. We get paid to play out this innocence, and our emotions. And quite often in ways we wish we could in real life.

It’s a great thing that a talent such as Ryan Kwanten is still in the limelight and with so many movies of his coming up in the near future, I don’t think we have to worry about that light dimming just because True Blood is coming to a close!

Why don’t you check out Ryan’s latest do by clicking here and letting us know what you think in the comments below!

Sources: Zimbio.com – Really Upsetting: Ryan Kwanten Shaved His Head and Beard

Toronto Sun – ‘True Blood’ star Ryan Kwanten talks career change

IMDb.com – Northmen: A Viking Saga (2014)

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)

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Ryan Kwanten to Attend TIFF

August 26, 2010

Ryan Kwanten, True Blood, Jason StackhouseRyan Kwanten will be at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this year to promote his new movie “Griff the Invisible,” which will be one of 27 films debuted there. The Toronto International Film Festival will be the world premiere of the movie, which is about Griff, a man who is an office worker by day and a superhero by night.

The Toronto International Film Festival will take place from September 9 to September 19, so we’re not yet sure when Ryan will be there, but it will most likely be on one or all of the dates that Griff the Invisible is showing (September 10, 12, and 19).

One thing is pretty much guaranteed, though. Ryan will be great in his title role as Griff, just as he is while portraying Jason Stackhouse on True Blood.

SOURCES: TIFF.net — 27 Debuts from Around the World in TIFF’s Discovery Programme

theGate.ca — Full List of Stars, Filmmakers Attending TIFF 2010

(Image Credit: HBO Inc, screenshot by Isis Nocturne)

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